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Genus Helops

dark red-brown teneb - Helops teneb - Helops laetus Pretty lil' beetle with its head stuck in Pine bark - Helops pernitens Helops? - Helops Helops - Helops pernitens beetle - Helops aereus Beetle - Helops Helops bachei - male
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Coleoptera (Beetles)
Suborder Polyphaga (Water, Rove, Scarab, Long-horned, Leaf and Snout Beetles)
No Taxon (Series Cucujiformia)
Superfamily Tenebrionoidea (Fungus, Bark, Darkling and Blister Beetles)
Family Tenebrionidae (Darkling Beetles)
Subfamily Tenebrioninae
Tribe Helopini
Genus Helops
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Genus needs revision(1)
Explanation of Names
Helops Fabricius 1775
40 spp. in our area(1); large genus with the greatest number of described species in North America(2)
nearly cosmopolitan; most spp. occur from w. NA to Central America, east of TX there are just 4 described and 2 undescribed (both FL) spp.(2); one sp. (H. gracilis Bland nec F.-W.) ranges into se. Canada(3) and 5 spp. into sw. Canada(4)
Print References
Horn G.H. (1870) On the revision of the Tenebrionidae of America, north of Mexico. Transactions of the American Philosophical Society, 14: 253–404.
Works Cited
1.American Beetles, Volume II: Polyphaga: Scarabaeoidea through Curculionoidea
Arnett, R.H., Jr., M. C. Thomas, P. E. Skelley and J. H. Frank. (eds.). 2002. CRC Press LLC, Boca Raton, FL.
2.Flightless beetles in Appalachian “deserts”: studies on the distribution and localized habitats of some ... Tenebrionidae
W.E. Steiner. 1999. Virginia Museum of Natural History Special Publication 7: 125-144.
3.The Tenebrionidae (Coleoptera) of the Maritime Provinces of Canada
Majka C.G., Bouchard P., Bousquet Y. 2008. The Canadian Entomologist 140: 690-713.
4.Bousquet Y., ed. (1991) Checklist of the beetles of Canada and Alaska